How Industrial IoT Monetization Will Drive the Next Manufacturing Transformation



Recently, Principal Hubert Selvanathan had the honor of presenting to the membership of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) on the the emerging opportunity for manufacturers  to monetize the Industrial IoT via smart connected products and services. This topic sparked interest from both technology vendors and traditional manufacturers, making it clear that IIoT monetization is at the top of everyone’s mind. Upon leaving the IIC meeting, three things were evident. First, manufacturers recognize that IIoT can be the foundation of new revenue streams. Second, providers are still in the early stages of this new wave of industrial monetization with a new framework emerging. And third, a transformation of both the business and operating models is key to realizing success.

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John Zuk Named Partner



Waterstone Management Group is pleased to announce the promotion of John Zuk to Partner. Since joining the firm in 2014, John has applied technology and business strategy innovation expertise to deliver measurable value to our clients. We look forward to John’s continued contribution to the success of our clients and of the firm.

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Rising to the Disruption Challenge: Ignore, Fight, or Embrace



Disruptions are a fact of life in the tech sector, and they can be both threats and opportunities. When facing disruption, there are three fundamental ways companies can respond: ignore, fight, or embrace the change. Partner Eric Pelander digs into these options, and believes which response (or responses) a company selects should be based on what it believes about the nature of the disruption, its power to combat adoption, and its ability to successfully pivot its business model.

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My 2017 Tech Watchpoints



In this CFO Magazine article, Affiliate Partner John Parkinson outlines the top five tech trends he will be watching in 2017 and beyond. These watchpoints include the morph of the Internet of Things from the peak of the hype cycle to being both a real opportunity and major problem, the application of artificial intelligence to augment everyday activities, and the worsening state of consumer and business cybersecurity.

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To learn about the framework John uses to identify emerging trends, read his article Forecasting: Looking for Weak Signals.

Forecasting: Looking for Weak Signals



Affiliate Partner John Parkinson is no stranger to being asked his predictions for what the next year will bring in the way of new things, emerging trends, and surprises in tech. In this article for CFO Magazine, John lays out the approach he has used for two decades to predict what’s likely to be ahead.

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CES 2017: Alexa, IoT Solutions, Virtual Reality, and Driverless Cars Abound



The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) celebrated its 50th anniversary this year by continuing its gargantuan showcase of the latest in consumer tech gadgetry and innovation. Waterstone’s Steven Michalkow was in attendance and on the lookout for the big themes that impact the technological and strategic considerations we should be mindful of in 2017.

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Cyber Security Isn’t Just for the Chief Security Officer



Per Affiliate Partner John Parkinson, the best place to start in achieving the best possible cyber security will lie with the CFO building cross-functional collaboration and cooperation with the business’s cyber strategists. John believes it’s up to the CFO’s office to bridge the gap that often exists between security and the lines of business, to ensure that adequate resources are being devoted to the right areas of cyber security, and, especially, to play the role of skeptic in seeking realistic risk assessments as part of allocating resources.

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7 Enterprise Technology Trends for 2017



With continued disruption in enterprise technology and the rapid cycle of innovation, companies can no longer afford to remain complacent in how they use technology. CIODive highlights seven trends certain to impact enterprise technology in 2017, with Partner Eric Pelander offering his insight on a couple of these upcoming disruptions. Per Eric, outsourcing has evolved beyond the basic model of bringing in foreign tech workers to an entire spectrum of opportunities driven by new as-a-service models and a growing ecosystem of service providers. Eric also weighs in on the new political environment coming this year.

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The 2016 Dive Awards for the Enterprise Technology Industry



Affiliate Partner and industry insider John Parkinson weighs in on the CIO Dive winners and trends that shaped the IT sector in 2016. John shares his comment for the Transformation of the Year, Most Disruptive Idea of the Year, and Executive of the Year categories. Click below to read John’s comments and the full list of winners.

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